Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 06:10 PM PST

CA Agency Releasing More State Water After Storms

CA Agency Releasing More State Water After Storms

Recent storms will allow California to provide more water to local agencies and farms even as drought conditions stretch into a fourth year, officials announced Thursday.

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 02:56 PM PST

Water Conservation Improves, Falls Short of Goal

Water Conservation Improves, Falls Short of Goal

New figures show Californians are doing slightly better on conserving water during the drought.

Saturday, Jan 3, 2015 at 06:47 PM PST

Citing Drought, Central Coast Town Rushes Water Plant

Citing Drought, Central Coast Town Rushes Water Plant

California's drought declaration has triggered only local limits such as restrictions on washing cars or watering lawns for most communities, but one Pacific Coast tourist town has seized it as an opportunity to...

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 08:18 AM PST

Calif. 1st Snowpack Survey Shows More Snow

Calif. 1st Snowpack Survey Shows More Snow

The winter's first survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday found more snow than last year at this time, but officials said much more is needed to end the California drought.

Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 07:09 PM PST

Salmon Population Dwindling at Marin County Creeks

Salmon Population Dwindling at Marin County Creeks

In spite of the heavy rains and swollen creeks this December, biologists are not seeing a rise in the number of salmon spawning in Marin County creeks.

Friday, Dec 19, 2014 at 03:03 PM PST

Wetter Than Usual Start to New Year in California Predicted

Wetter Than Usual Start to New Year in California Predicted

Federal scientists say there is a 75 percent chance of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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